Orrin Vincent, founder of OB Sports Golf Management, died Oct. 25 at his home in La Quinta, California. He was 76 years old. No cause of death was included in an announcement of his passing by Troon golf management company, which acquired OB in 2019.
Vincent founded OB in 1972 and grew it into a powerful management group with more than 70 courses in its portfolio at the time Troon acquired it. Troon noted in its media release that “Vincent’s impressive background and specialties included playing on the PGA TOUR; coaching and mentoring numerous aspiring junior, collegiate, and professional golfers; golf course design; golf course construction; premium facility maintenance; innovative marketing and brand development; retail sales; and growing every component of the great game and business he loved.”
Troon also noted that Vincent received numerous personal awards for his expertise in golf: twice named PGA Professional of the Year, seven-time PGA Merchandiser of the Year, “Bill Strausbaugh Award” winner and the prestigious “Presidents Plaque,” a seven-time SNPGA Player of the Year and induction into the Seattle University Hall of Fame.
“On behalf of the entire team at OB Sports and Troon, we are so grateful for the time that we all had with this amazing friend and mentor,” C.A. Roberts and Phil Green, Orrin’s longtime partners at OB Sports, included in the media release. “Words cannot appropriately capture the charisma, enthusiasm, motivational spirit and genuine compassion for others that Orrin provided to everyone he touched, both in and out of the golf industry.”
Vincent is survived by his wife, Barbara; three children O.D., Sheridan and Jenifer; and six grandchildren.